St. Cloud has always been a second home to me. After growing up in the town of Paynesville, I moved to Sartell to begin my college career at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications. In my time there I mostly focused on the television side of things, spending most of my time with the campus television station UTVS. While at UTVS I did many roles such as news anchor, reporter and sports anchor for our many live newscasts. I even did play by play for the football and basketball games that we had televised. However, I didn’t just limit myself to television. While putting myself through school I worked with Leighton Broadcasting in their sports department, doing many things behind the scenes and over the air. Upon my graduation from St. Cloud State in 2012, I began to find that first opportunity to enter the broadcast journalism world and to my excitement landed here at WJON as a field reporter/news anchor. I love what I do and can honestly say that I never think of my job as work. While I cover all news in our listening area, my main beats are Waite Park, Sartell, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. I am also the host of Rush Hour weeknights from 5p-6pm. Feel free to message me for any possible story ideas. Outside of the news room my pastimes include sports, music, hanging with my family and just enjoying the great Minnesota weather.
The Weekender: St. Cloud Rox, Switch, Wizard of Oz and More!
It may be hot outside but don't let that stop you from having some fun outdoors.
Sartell School District Provides Clarification On Equity Audit
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is providing some clarification about to the recent criticism on the equity audit survey.
California Man Sentenced in Waite Park Drug Bust
A California man who pleaded guilty to felony drug possession has received a stayed sentence of four years.
Sartell Officials Planning Another Major Road Project Next Year
Another major road reconstruction project is being planned for Sartell next year.
GREAT Theatre Opens Season With Cinderella [VIDEO, GALLERY]
Live theatre makes its return to central Minnesota this weekend.
Waite Park, St. Joseph To Issue Water Ban Due To Drought
Waite Park officials are enforcing a total water ban effective Wednesday.
Tech Boys Basketball Coach Steps Down
The Tech Tigers boys basketball team will be looking for a new coach.
New Sculpture Unveiled to Celebrate Paramount’s 100th Anniversary
The Paramount Theatre unveiled a new sculpture Thursday night.
Two Runaway Teens Face Criminal Charges Following Police Chase
Two runaway teenagers could face criminal charges after leading police on a short chase early Thursday morning.
The Weekender: The Rock Gods, Moe Bandy and More!
There is plenty to see and do this weekend around central Minnesota.